SAFe helps HP Enterprise improve quality by 20% while delivering faster
“With a proven framework, we can deliver solutions much faster and with less effort. SAFe® defines the roles, teams, activities and artifacts to apply Lean and Agile principles at enterprise scale, and provides outstanding training and coaching materials to increase our chance of success.”
—Peter Vollmer, Distinguished Technologist at HPE
At the newly formed HPE, small steps were the key to Agile success. In the newly published HPE case study, you’ll find inspiration in how HPE coached teams through early initiatives and kept everyone speaking the same language during their SAFe transformation (even if they don’t speak the same native language).
To help teams apply SAFe beyond the classroom, HPE equipped them with a trainer to educate and coach them through the process. They made sure everyone understood terminology and cleared up misunderstandings and preconceived ideas about Agile principles.
Early SAFe users evangelized their experiences, which quickly increased engagement and adoption. Today, HPE is up to several thousand people actively applying Agile methods, with the numbers continuing to grow.
As a result, the company has improved both velocity and quality:
- Iterations take weeks rather than months
- Sprints run in two weeks instead of four
- Defects dropped by 20 percent
To continue the momentum, HPE now looks to train more than 1,000 employees on SAFe and deploy more SPCs in each major geographic area.
Read the full study here, and for those of you who have been following these success stories, note that we’ve added a new section to the study format, “Sharing Best Practices,” where the organization shares their top 2 or 3 thoughts on how to successfully implement SAFe.
Many thanks to Peter Vollmer, SPC4 and Distinguished Technologist at HPE, for sharing HPE’s SAFe Agile journey!